Law enforcement officials see a ‘total absence of Washington’ at the border

During Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports,” Sheriff Javier Salazar (D) of Bexar County, Texas, said in interviews with other law enforcement officials in Texas, “the perception is that there has been a complete absence from Washington, D.C.” on immigration and the border and appealed to President Joe Biden for assistance and asked Biden to contact the forces of state order.

Salazar said, “Right now we have a governor who is using this as a campaign stunt.”

He added: “Mr. President, we need your help. With all due respect, the perception here, what I’ve seen speaking to other law enforcement officials in my precious state of Texas, is the perception that there is had a complete absence from Washington, DC. Now I know you have a whole world to protect and serve. However, here in Texas, we need your help. We need you here to talk to us and see if we can be part of the solution. Right now what we’re doing is we’re allowing the state government to control that narrative, and maybe they’re doing their best. I do not know. But, at this point, the results we’re seeing just aren’t good enough. »

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